Hike the Presque Isle River Waterfall Loop

Michigan Presque Isle River Waterfall Trailhead

Added by Allison Herreid

Hike to three waterfalls on the active Presque Isle River.

This hike combines the East and West River Trails for a scenic hike along the Presque Isle River, which runs through the Porcupine Mountains State Park. The river has strong currents and sections of rapids, as well as three main waterfalls, Nawadaha Falls, Manido Falls, and Manabezho Falls, which measures 25 feet high.

Your hike will include sections of boardwalk, forested trail, and a suspension bridge. Soon after leaving the parking lot, you will cross over the suspension bridge to follow East River Trail. After passing Nawadaha Falls, the third waterfall, you will reach another bridge that links you to West River Trail. Follow West River Trail back to the parking lot.

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Sun protection
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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

2.3 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Forest
River
Waterfall

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2 months ago

Awesome day-hike spot.

A great trail for day-hiking. Lots of stairs though, but the views make it worth it!

2 months ago

6 months ago

Great hike with lots of options after.

I have been here a few times, there is something very special about Preque Isle River and the Porkies in general. My favorite part about this waterfall loop is being able to camp on a bluff overlooking Lake Superior, only a short walk.

6 months ago

Added by Allison Herreid

Recent college grad with a passion for photography, the environment, and exploring the outdoors. Instagram: @allisonherreid

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